The name Nicklaus has long been associated with greatness on the golf course. The 18 professional major championships, the electrifying finishes, the sheer will to win; Jack's achievements are legendary.
- Member, World Golf Hall of Fame
- 8-time PGA Tour money leader
- 5-time PGA Tour Player of the Year
- Recipient, 2 'Golfer of the Century' awards
- Named 'Athlete of the Decade' for the 1970s by Sports Illustrated
- Member of 6 U.S. Ryder Cup teams
- Captain, U.S. Ryder Cup team, 1983 and 1987
- Captain, U.S. Presidents Cup team, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007
Today the name Nicklaus also stands for superior golf course design, the result of Jack's more than four decades as a renowned golf course designer.
After playing numerous tournaments and exhibitions throughout the early 1960s on courses designed by the head golf professional or superintendent at those clubs, Jack developed an eye and an interest in what was good in golf course design. Then, in the mid 1960s, course architect Pete Dye invited Jack to The Golf Club in Jack's hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Dye was designing the course, and asked Jack to look at what he was doing and offer his suggestions. Since this time Jack has been honored with every significant award that recognizes excellence in course design and development.
'If the sound of sprinklers makes you reach into your pocket for a tee, if you save your old scorecards, if you love your children enough to teach them this game, then I know you and you can call me Jack.'